Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS since March 2022.
Most recently Ms. Walter served for three years as United Nations Resident Coordinator for the UN’s Multi-Country Office covering Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Aruba, Curaçao, and St. Maarten. Prior to this, she worked from to 2013 to 2018 as UNDP Country Director a.i. and Deputy Country Director in India and as UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Thailand. Ms. Walter also served for five years as the Deployment Coordinator of UNDP’s global emergency rapid response programme (SURGE) in the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) in New York following a previous two-year appointment in Kabul, Afghanistan where she managed UNDP’s Civil Service Leadership Development Project. Prior to her time in Afghanistan, she worked as Capacity Building Advisor for UNDP as well as the UN Training and Research Institute (UNITAR) out of Geneva and New York on capacity building, resource mobilization, and public private partnerships, work which led her to Africa, Asia, and Europe. Prior to her joining the United Nations in 1996, Ms. Walter worked as a freelance journalist in Berlin, Germany.
Marina holds a Master degree in Comparative Politics from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA and a Master degree in International Politics, Economics, and Law, from the Free University of Berlin, Germany. She speaks German, French, and English.
She is married and has two children.